There has never been a better time to be in meeting planning and event management. Social Media has forever changed the way we do business in this industry. This social business path is very new to many of us, and can become quite treacherous to navigate. The good news is that there is absolutely no shortage of resources and information out there just waiting to be consumed, with how-to-tips, best practices, and more, especially on the topic of Social Media. You can never have enough resources at your disposal to make sure you are staying ahead of the curve, but today, there is a surplus. The bad news is our challenge of sifting through all of this content and media just to find a single piece of information can be a major barrier to productivity. If you’re like me, when you’re researching a particular topic online, such as social media, you like to get straight to the point. While I am a passionate advocate for the written word, there are a lot of writers out there who just need to get there faster. However daunting this may be, I’ve done some of the legwork for you, so that you can just sit back, relax, and read on. In this first installment, you’ll find my five top social media blogs that need to be at the top of your reading list:

1. Social Media Examiner

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2. Social Media Today

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3. Maximize Social Business

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4. Mashable

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5. Buffer Blog

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I hope this information has been helpful as you set out on your social media journey. As mentioned before, you can never have too much information at your fingertips, but the trick is finding the right resources that are quick to give you the facts. You can read more on mastering the art of social media in the Marketing & Social section of our Resource Center.